Songlines Recording will release Michael's new album Fulfillment in Spring 2016
In January 2015 Michael and Songlines Recording received a Recording Grant from The Canada Council For the Arts to record his latest large ensemble work The Komagata Maru Blues! Michael recorded the music with great success with his Vancouver based band The Variety Hour (Chris Gestrin, Dylan van der Schyff, JP Carter) and special guests Peggy Lee, Ron Samworth, Andre Lachance, Neelamjit Dilhon, Aram Bajakian and Emma Postl. Songlines is planning to release the album in spring 2016.
The Heart of Improvisation concert and workshop series
Michael makes his debut in Halifax with a dynamic trio that includes Jerry and J Granelli. Jerry is renown for his drumming in the Vince Guaraldi Trio and played on their legendary recording for the 1965 TV special 'It's A Charlie Brown Christmas Special'! Facebook link
In July Michael signed with the illustrious NYC based jazz label Sunnyside Records who released his latest jazz album "Tiddy Boom" October 28th 2014.
In the December '14 Jazztimes issue Michael discusses his latest release with Ted Panken: Features
Tiddy Boom on Best of 2014 lists
- NYC Jazz Record (214k PDF).
- Jim Macnie
- Pop Matters
- Curt's Jazz Cafe
- Bright Moments
- Chicago Reader
- Notes on Jazz
- World Socialist Web Site
- Jazz Weekly
And lots more great Tiddy Boom reviews
Check out the benefit track Michael produced for his friend Scott Harding (aka Scotty Hard) featuring John Medeski, Steven Bernstein, Marcus Rojas, David Tronzo, Teddy Kumpel and more!
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Updated : 05 11 2015